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More Donated Recorders

Keep It Moving and Eat Healthy

Kindergarten

3rd Grade News

5th grade

Fundraisers!

CONGRATULATIONS

2nd Quarter Awards Assembly

Pastries with the Principal

CMIT Elementary Yearbook

PARCC is here!

PTO News

CLF student attends the 1st Annual Admirals' Cup NASP Archery Tournament

 
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  More Donated Recorders  
 

Thanks to Michael Haynes, the father of Michael in Mr. Trippe's class, we have 10 new recorders for our school! He generously purchased them for students unable to provide their own and for that we thank him immensely.

cgates@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Keep It Moving and Eat Healthy  
 

March is National Nutrition Month. This week's color is yellow. Try to eat a fruit or vegetable that is yellow before next Friday. Please see CMIT Newsletter 19 for ideas.

Keep your children off the couch with these fun/active applications that can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet:

-Spin It
-Balance It
-Jump It
-Stretch It
-Work It

I have updated my website, so be sure to check it out for additional information. cmitpe.weebly.com

Reminder: Please make sure your child brings sneakers in their backpack if they choose to wear winter boots to school.

Thank you for your continued support!

mhatcher@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Kindergarten  
 

Congratulations to Black History Poster winner Sydney Thomas! All students did a fantastic job and we are so impressed with everything they've learned this month!

Reading/Language Arts: We continue to practice reading and writing through our sight words, decodeable books, and journals. Be sure to practice reading sight words and blending daily!
Mathematics: We are learning about measurement and comparing measurements. Which one is smaller? Which one is bigger? Which one is taller? Which one is shorter? We are also learning to sort and compare items.
Science: We are learning about plants and animals and where they live and grow.
Social Studies: Comparing changes between then and now.

Looking for extra practice at home? Check out these websites for learning games and activities.

www.abcya.com
www.cookie.com
www.funbrain.com
www.starfall.com
www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Check out our grade level website for additional resources and information on the latest events! www.kindergarten.cmitelementary.org

Kindergarten Team, jlsantiago@cmitelementary.org, kgraver@cmitelementary.org

 
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  3rd Grade News  
 

This week the third grade students began reading the novel, "Lowji Discovers America." We have been working with creating a Prediction, Notice, Conclusion, and Wondering chart as we read through the chapters. The students will continue learning about fractions with the same denominator and are about to start a research project on a former US President. This coming week the students can bring in electronics in order to research in the classroom. We have been experimenting and reading about the states and matter in science, which will continue into the next week.

Please use the following websites for help with math and reading:
tenmarks.com
pearsonsuccessnet.com

The socials studies text can be found at myworldsocialstudies.com and students may go to http://www.mistergworld.com in order to pick a president for class on Monday.

kalyn.fisher@pgcps.org

 
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  5th grade  
 

In math students are expanding on the order of operation. We will start exploring coordinate planes using a new math program called Umathx. Students will have a math test on Monday and a science test on Wednesday to review information learned thus far. Students will have a health project to complete for the month if March! Details will be distributed during the first week of March.
Students should be practicing for the Parcc assessment.
http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/

In reading students are working on summary responses. Summary responses merge the writer's opinion with details from the text to retell a story. We are also learning about Spanish Exploration of the Americas in social studies and will be having a test on Tuesday.

Please read at least six hours and turn email your proof or bring it not later than Monday March 2, 2015 to receive your free Sixflags tickets.

Last but not least...
Please SALE your fundraisers this week! The last day to submit orders us MARCH 4, 2015!

Bmccain@cmitelementary.org

 
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  Fundraisers!  
 

On behalf of C.M.I.T. Elementary we would like to thank you for your support. We know you are working hard to sell your Claire's gourmet fundraiser. Remember the top five winners and five lucky winner who sell at least ten items will go on a fun limousine ride. There are also amazing prizes for everyone who sells anything. Our goal is that every child would sale at least 10 items. Orders will be back before Easter break (March 25, 2015). Thank you for your support!

Be sure to set up your online account for family and friends out of town.

Thank you for being an awesome support system to our school!

Bmccain@cmitelementary.org

 
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  CONGRATULATIONS  
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH POSTER AND ESSAY WINNERS OF CMIT-Elementary.
These students were honored at the Black History Month Reception on February 28, 2015 sponsored by the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation Governing Board.

The poster winners are:
Dante Jackson
Mason Rogers
Sydney Thomas
Cayla Waytes
Chanel Wright

The essay winners are:
Kyle Harris
Pamela Ikegwu
Genesis Roberts
Dailyn Wray
Sydney Wynn

CMIT Principal

 
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  2nd Quarter Awards Assembly  
 

The CMIT-ES celebrated the 2nd Quarter Awards recipients on February 25, 2015 in 2nd through 5th grades. The students who earned the Principal's Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance Awards were recognized at the Awards Assembly.

In celebration and recognition of Black History Month, Mrs. Fryson's and Mrs. Watkis' students featured Ray Charles (Shawn Kelly), Duke Ellington (Jayden Russell), Aretha Franklin (Sophia Patrick), Whitney Houston (Addisyn Houey), and Michael Jackson (Joshua Burrough) during an entertaining musical presentation.

For the 2nd quarter, 169 students earned the honor roll with 43 students recognized for the Principal's Honor Roll. Congratulations to everyone!!!

Special Thanks to Mrs. Bello, Ms. Bermudez, Mrs. Dubon, Mrs. Fryson, Mr. Hodges, Ms. Powers, Mrs. Virgil, and Mrs. Watkis for preparation for the Ceremony.

CMIT Principal

 
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  Pastries with the Principal  
 

"Pastries with the Principal" is an opportunity for parents to converse with the principal. Parents and the principal will brainstorm new ideas and voice their concerns about CMIT-Elementary while enjoying breakfast refreshments. All gatherings are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room of CMIT-Elementary.

The following date/class have been rescheduled:

MARCH 5 - Rhodes 1st Grade Class


Parents may RSVP via the email invitation sent by Ms. Stefanie.Powers@pgcps.org. NOTE: January and February dates are subject to change. In the event of a SNOW DAY, each event will be rescheduled, and parents will receive an email with the change in date/time.

CMIT Principal

 
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  CMIT Elementary Yearbook  
 

YEARBOOKS ARE STILL ON SALE!!!

You are able to order your yearbook online at

ybpay.lifetouch.com our "Yearbook ID Code" is 12368415

You may also submit a payment using the envelopes that were sent home. If you need a new envelope there are additional payment envelopes in the front office. You can add a variety of other options such as a personalized cover with your student's name and portrait for just $6! There are also various package options available to choose from to help you get the best deal for what you want.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Breckenridge and the CMIT Elementary Yearbook Club

mbreckenridge@cmitelementary.org

 
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  PARCC is here!  
 



The state of Maryland has transitioned from the MSA (Maryland School Assessment) to the PARCC (Parntership for Assessment of College and Careers). This year students will complete the PARCC which is divided into two sessions; Performance Based Assessment (PBA) in March and the End of Year Assessment (EOY) in April and May. The state will combine the scores from the two tests to get one score for each student.

The PBA will be administered between March 2nd and March 27th, while the EOY assessment will be administered between April 20th and May 15th.

Why the large range in dates?

1. The PARCC is completely online. The internet capabilities won't allow us to test all students at once without creating a sluggish connection, therefore we must test in smaller groups.

2. Technology is great, but can present challenges. For example, we may plan to test your student on Monday March 2nd, but upon arriving to school the internet is down. The large range in dates allows schools time to work in the case of technical difficulties.

The PGCPS Testing Office has been working hard to predict any possible issues in an effort to resolve them prior to testing. CMIT has been part of this effort and we feel confident we are ready.

Who will take the PARCC?


Students enrolled in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will complete the PARCC in English/Language Arts and Mathematics.


English Language Arts is given over two days, while the Math PARCC is only one day of testing.

You can help prepare your scholar for the upcoming PARCC test by following the link http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/. Select either english or math practice tests. Then select the appropriate grade level or course, and finally select Computer Based Practice tests under PBA. The more exposure and practice they receive the better they will do on the test.

A more detailed schedule will be provided in next weeks Newsletter to help you prepare your student for his or her testing day.

CMIT LEADERSHIP

 
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  PTO News  
 

• The PTO thanks all the parents who donated their time and snacks for the Winter Wonderland Dance. We will use the leftover snacks for our next PTO event.

• "Pennies for PTO" contest begins on Monday, March 2 and ends March 31. The class with the highest collected totals will have an ice cream party.

• Mark your calendar for the next Spirit Night at the Chic Fil-A on Contee Road on March 11, 2015 from 3-8pm.

• The PTO Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers to help provide items for our teachers in the lounges. If you're interested in donating some items, click on the "Sign Up Genius" url to sign-up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054cafae2bab9-teacher

• Parents if you still have KidStuff books please return them back to the school.

• Look for us on FaceBook - CMIT Elementary PTO (https://www.facebook.com/pages/CMIT-Elementary-PTO/1499227060363699?ref=hl)

• Visit the PTO's website for more information on all the events, plus more ~ http://cmitelementarypto.weebly.com/

PTO Exec Board ~ cmitespto@gmail.com

 
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  CMIT student attends the 1st Annual Admirals' Cup NASP Archery Tournament  
 

Way to go! Congratulations to Avin Mahesh for participating in the 1st Annual Admirals' Cup NASP Archery Tournament at Severn School in Severna Park, MD.

On February 28th, 2015, Avin Mahesh attended the tournament after successfully finishing his Fall Semester CLF Archery Course.

CMIT Elementary wishes young athlets lots of success in their future!

 
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